August 26, 2009

(Reb Yudel)

Last Thoughts on Bobbie Zimmerman on the occasion of his forthcoming Christmas album

Where do you go with these words that have been herded
Where do you go with these rumors been twittered
The Bob Dylan has gone
and recorded an album
of songs singing of Christmas
and gone and delivered the album to Sony
with royalties all pledged
to high-minded charities
with full tax deductions
to help the hungry to feed the suffering
at home in America and across the Atlantic
an album of Christmas
of songs most religious
from he whose origins
once hidden and furtive
were revealed and proclaimed
in Time Magazine
when youngish invention
had claimed he was orphaned
so shocking it was
to read Dylan was Zimmerman
and then went to Israel
and asked of kibbutz life
who then went and found Jesus
with evangelical fervor
then quietly was rumored
to be with a long island yeshiva
and went on to sing for
a telethon of Chabad
and went on to blurb Manis Friedman
and take a frum son-in-law for his daughter
to attend most regularly
yom kippur services
and now Bob Dylan
has recorded a Christmas album
as if to declare
my love is of the music
and for the land
and I've seen the yeshiva where my grandchildren go to school
and I just can't buy that crap.
Merry Christmas, Jewboys.

(Reb Yudel)

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